Protection against corrosion from Maine to New York (or throughout the Northeast) begins on the drawing board. No matter what corrosion protection system is used, it must be factored into the design of the product
Once the decision has been made to use hot dip galvanizing to provide corrosion protection for the steel, the design engineer should ensure that the pieces can be suitably fabricated for high quality galvanizing.
Certain rules must be followed to design components for galvanizing. These rules are readily applied and, in most cases, are simply those which good practice would dictate to ensure maximum corrosion protection. Adopting the following design practices will ensure the safety of galvanizing personnel, reduces your coating cost, and produce optimum quality galvanizing.
Remember, whether you are in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York or Canada, the following rules will help you achieve your galvanizing goals. If your specific issue or question is not answered on these pages, please don't hesitate to contact Duncan and speak with one of our AGA certified Master Galvanizers.